Job Overview


The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is looking for the best and brightest to join our team. Our mission includes advocating for investors who seek to secure a future for their family, providing guidance and regulations for the nation’s securities industry in an increasingly global market, and taking action with an eye toward promoting the capital formation necessary to sustain economic growth.

A career with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) offers work that is exciting, challenging and rewarding. You can contribute to securities regulation and enforcement while making a positive difference for the American investing public. The SEC provides:

  • Careers that broaden and deepen your already accomplished knowledge, skills and abilities;
  • An environment that allows you to work and learn with the nation’s experts;
  • Benefits, compensation and career expansion opportunities; and
  • A balance between your professional and family life.

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The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

  • Paid dental and vision insurance;
  • Subsidy for health insurance, which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage and by $50 for family coverage;
  • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program;
  • Mass transportation subsidy;
  • "WorkSmart" - Opportunities for flexible work schedules and expanded telework

The Division of Investment Management (Division) works to protect investors, promote informed investment decisions and facilitate appropriate innovation in investment products and services through regulating the asset management industry.  The Division is responsible for the Commission's regulation of investment companies, variable insurance products, and federally registered investment advisers.  Types of investment companies include mutual funds, closed-end funds, business development companies, unit investment trusts, and exchange-traded funds. 


Typical Duties Include:

Serving as senior special counsel in the Risk and Examinations Office (“REO”) in the Division of Investment Management. 

Handling projects involving complex legal questions relating to regulated investment advisers and investment companies, including private funds.  Assuming independent responsibility for projects and may have other staff members assigned to work with him or her as projects require.

Conducting legal research in connection with REO’s risk monitoring and examination programs, and providing guidance on the Division’s policy-making initiatives from the risk monitoring and examination programs.  

Making recommendations to management and assisting them with regard to policy determinations in matters under his or her jurisdiction.  In this regard, initiating and participating in conferences with senior staff of the Division as well as other high ranking Commission officials for the purpose of determining and developing policies affecting REO and the Division.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No